This is an amazing opportunity for a candidate with a background in agricultural management! Kauai Coffee Company cultivates over 4 million coffee trees on just over 3,000 acres. We carefully cultivate and craft our coffee, from seed to cup, employing quality driven, sustainability practices. The Orchard Operations Manager oversees the orchard related operations of Kauai Coffee to meet objectives by organizing, planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling resources in the cultivating, harvesting, and crop record keeping to produce and deliver to the processing plant sufficient cherry coffee for the annual harvest and ensure the ongoing viability of the Orchard. As a key member of Kauai Coffee Company’s Senior Leadership Team, the Orchard Operations Manager collaborates, formulates and executes companywide strategic initiatives and annual company objectives.
Primary Functions and Accountabilities
- Develop and motivate key subordinates to meet performance objectives and provide management continuity to ensure goal congruence and achieve daily productivity, weekly targets, monthly goals, and meet or exceed operating plan levels.
- Establish sound plans and orchard operating practices to ensure continuous process improvement and attainment of required quantity and quality of coffee production.
- Formulate and recommend capital plans and operating budgets, objectives and strategies for operations to identify cost savings and expansion opportunities consistent with total coffee production objectives.
- Develop and implement an organizational plan that effectively meets the short and long-range needs of the orchard operations.
- Develop a sound labor relation’s climate to foster total involvement, minimize work disruptions and increase productivity and ensure maintenance of management prerogatives.
- Keep current on technical developments on coffee culture, harvesting, pruning and new cultivars to ensure improvements and technical progress.
- This position is responsible to ensure that operations provide appropriate support to the company’s marketing and sales activity.
- Must be knowledgeable of and comply with all Federal, State, Local and Company safety, health and environmental regulations and reporting requirements.
- Cultivates an effective safety culture and safe working environment for all employees to minimize accidents and their related costs.
- Responsible for the administration and compliance with all Company Rules, Policies and the Company/Union Agreements to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees and to maintain sound labor relations.
- Represent Kauai Coffee Company interests in the community to ensure favorable reaction and support of production objectives and required changes in operation by maintaining working relationships with outside agricultural and/or service organizations.
- Other duties as assigned
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Qualifications/Skills/ Knowledge Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Tropical Agriculture or closely related discipline.
- Must have at least 5 years of post-graduate experience in agriculture operations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills.
- Competent working knowledge of MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. and Windows-based computer systems.
- Ability to use sound judgment in decision making and problem solving by utilizing resource material and communication with others to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload, and manage projects.
- Demonstrates critical thinking with a positive solution-oriented attitude
- Demonstrated ability to adapt to change, and to handle multiple priorities and confidential information.
- Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in collaboration with others.
- Must possess (or secure within 6 months of hire) and maintain for the duration of employment a “Certification for Private Applicators of Restricted Pesticides” license from the State of Hawaii.
- Must have a current and valid driver’s license and maintain it for the duration of employment.
Please contact Nicholas Comerford firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to apply.
*Kauai Coffee is an Equal Opportunity Employer
American Bird Conservancy: Director of Migratory Bird Wintering Ground Conservation
The Director of Migratory Bird Wintering Ground Conservation will be responsible for leading and
coordinating projects that to secure and enhance habitat for migratory birds at wintering and stopover sites in Latin America and the Caribbean. The director must deliver conservation results, create complex conservation plans and initiatives in collaboration with others, and generate financial and public support for conservation. The director will supervise the work of one staff member – our Wintering Grounds Conservation Specialist, who is leading ABC’s efforts to develop impact investment projects to deliver habitat for wintering migratory birds.
The director will need to be creative, persuasive, and think strategically and practically. The director must be able to manage, mentor, and empower others and build strong and lasting partnerships. ABC carries out its work through partnerships, so the director must be experienced in respectfully engaging a diversity of partners. We seek someone who is passionate about migratory birds, can share this passion with others to raise awareness about our work, and exhibits an entrepreneurial spirit in implementing conservation.
- Program and Partnership Leadership: Lead ABCs work on Migratory Bird Wintering Grounds to implement grant programs, including identification and management of wintering migratory bird BirdScapes. Coordinate with ABC’s regional programs in the USA and Canada, such that wintering ground work complements breeding ground activities to deliver full life-cycle conservation for migratory populations; and coordinate with members of ABC’s International Division on projects benefiting or focused on migratory birds occurring outside of the US. Represent ABC’s migratory bird interests among other alliances and strategic relations that benefit migratory birds through active participation in meetings, working groups or committees. Actively seek new partnerships and perspectives to inform our work.
- Project Management: Develop and implement projects that contribute to ABC’s overall strategic framework and annual plan by working directly with ABC’s partners in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Science: Help ABC bring science to action. Implement projects and facilitate research to fill vital information gaps on species distribution and threats for conservation planning. Evaluate migratory bird response to implementation of conservation actions at project and landscape scales. Previous examples include providing monitoring protocols to measure migratory bird response to land management practices.
- Communications Outreach: Liaise with ABC’s Communications division to develop media content around relatable science, new discoveries, and ABC projects related to migratory birds on their wintering grounds and stopover sites in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Annual & Financial Planning: Set goals and objectives for the Migratory Bird Wintering Grounds team for ABC Annual Plan and translating these into more detailed workplans for team members, as well as into annual budgets.
- Fundraising: Communicate with donors and potential donors to explain our strategies for conserving migratory birds and selling our programs. Work with ABC’s Development team to cultivate donors (individuals, foundations, government agencies), identify potential donors and grant opportunities for unfunded activities, and apply for funding to maintain and expand the program’s activities.
- Proficiency in Spanish is required. Portuguese and/or French a plus.
- At least five years of responsibility and experience in conservation or related wildlife management. Excellent background and understanding of conservation practices and trade-offs. Passion for birds preferred.
- Supervisory management experience preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to translate strategic, visionary ideas into functioning, successful programs and initiatives.
- Experience in working with partnerships, networks, or alliances. Demonstrated success in working with a wide variety of people and partner institutions, and in cross-cultural situations.
- Strong organizational and administrative skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines and exceed expectations.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Able to travel, sometimes to remote locations in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Highly committed to conservation and to ABC’s conservation mission (see www.abcbirds.org).
- Authorized to work in the U.S.
- Background screening required.
Please apply online at BambooHR: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=112
If you experience trouble, please send your resume and cover letter to HR@abcbirds.org
Laukahi Network Coordinator
The Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance Foundation (HCAF) is seeking a full-time Network Coordinator for Laukahi: The Hawaiʻi Plant Conservation Network (https://laukahi.org/). The Network Coordinator will represent the collective work of the numerous government agencies, community groups, academic researchers, and non-government organizations involved in the conservation of Hawaiʻi’s native plants. In addition, the Network Coordinator will lead in communicating the value of conserving native plants, weaving partnerships among the existing conservation community, and leading the Network to meeting the targets in the Hawaiʻi Strategy for Plant Conservation (Strategy). The Strategy is based on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, developed by the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity, but adapted to fit more specific conservation needs in Hawaiʻi.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will start on September 15, 2021
Application Instructions: Email cover letter, résumé, & contact information for 3 references: email@example.com
Please contact Nellie Sugii firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to receive the full description and flyer of the position.
U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Student Assistant Opportunity
These student assistants will assist the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Office Director in fulfilling the mission of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program and the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG). This hiring action aims to inclusively promote the training of the next generation in interagency carbon cycle science research program facilitation and coordination, data analysis, science communication, management and science-policy disciplines, exposing students to opportunities unique to our interdisciplinary science and interagency programmatic needs and goals, as reflected in the 2020 Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity (DEI) statement of the North American Carbon Program. See details and submission links.
To see more opportunities provided by the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program, please click here.
Biological Science Technician Job Openings (USDA APHIS)
Announcement #WSWR-2021-HI47, Honolulu, Oʻahu
Announcement #WSWR-2021-HI54, Kahului, Maui
Announcement #WSWR-2021-HI55, Kahului, Maui
HOW TO APPLY: Please send all resumes directly to Shari Tada at Shari.email@example.com. Do not submit through Hawaii Jobs On Demand.
2 Wildlife Technician and 3 Plant Technician Positions Available at PTA on Hawai'i Island
Attached HERE is the 2021 job description of the fence maintenance technician position. As you know, the job responsibilities for this position have shifted quite a bit and the job is more predator control and wildlife survey and less focused on fence maintenance than what is listed here. We still need a technician for fence surveys and repairs, but ungulate control, small mammal control, invertebrate control, vegetation control, and assisting with T&E surveys will be a big part of the job. We will be updating the official job description soon, but this lets you know what documentation we will use to hire the new technician and then change the official job duties within the next year.
The position starts as a 9-month temporary position, and I’m approved to hire up to 2 people. We cannot guarantee that the job will roll into a permanent position after the 9 months is complete, but opportunities do pop up often here at PTA.
Anyway, feel free to pass this along to anyone you know who may be interested. If so, have them email me and Rogelio (firstname.lastname@example.org) their resume.
Please see attached flyer HERE.
Urban Forestry Communications Assistant
We're hiring! The Kaulunani Urban & Community Forestry Program is hiring a communications assistant to help promote our Kaulunani community grant projects and programs.
Please visit the Job Postings on RCUH.com and search for PCSU Urban Forestry Communications Assistant position #221495
Apply by October 7th!
The Nature Conservancy’s Hawai‘i Chapter: Natural Resource Manager for the Kauaʻi Terrestrial Program
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, our teams create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together.
The Natural Resource Manager (NRM) provides technical and scientific guidance for conservation priorities including field operations, data collection and analysis, conservation action planning (CAP), and measures of conservation success and reporting. The NRM also works with other resource managers, partners, landowners to build and sustain a collaborative approach toward management activities across the island. Activities include alien animal and plant control, research, resource monitoring, evaluation of project sites, and partner coordination. The NRM leads or guides the development of long-range, annual, and specific management and conservation plans and budgets, and negotiates and manages contracts to accomplish management objectives. The NRM oversees safety protocols and training for field staff and volunteers. The NRM is responsible for maintaining records of management plans and budgets, management activities, and scientific information, including resource and threat monitoring and research conducted by other partners. The NRM assists with fundraising and community outreach. Some weekend work is required. The NRM will supervise Field Coordinators, Field Technicians, volunteers, and interns.
Internal applicants should apply via PeopleSoft, and external applicants via TNCs career website. Reference job #50373. Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet each of the minimum qualifications. The deadline to apply is October 20, 2021. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and the position will remain open until filled.
DLNR - Hydrologist
The Commission on Water Resource Management is hiring to fill vacant positions, including a Hydrologist III position to work in the Stream Protection and Management Branch.
You don't need to be a hydrologist, rather anyone interested in hydrological sciences with a background in geology, freshwater resources, stream ecology/biology, and/or environmental sciences. Skills in data collection, ecology-related fieldwork, data management, GIS, data synthesis and analysis are needed. Interisland travel is necessary with hiking/fieldwork involved.
We are looking for someone who wants to be rooted in Hawaii and wants to make a tangible difference in water resource management.
Recent or about to be undergraduate or graduates in Hawaii please apply!
See description for Hydrologist III
Wildlife Service’s is hiring for two Biological Science Techs
One will be based out of Kapolei, Oahu and is entry level (grade 3,4,5) and the other will be based out of Kapalua, Maui (grade 4,5,6). Both close October 17. Please see job announcement and details at:
HOW TO APPLY: Please send all resumes directly to Shari Tada at Shari.email@example.com. Do not submit through Hawaii Jobs On Demand.